July 17, 2024


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Ex-MP now operating wine and spirit kiosk in Makuyu, Murang’a County

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The stories of two-time Maragua MP Peter Kamande Wambuku operating a funny business at his home backyard aren’t new to the social media.

The MP is said to be operating and distributing wine and spirit at his locality in Ciumbu village, Makuyu division.

Kamande Wa Mbuku (Kamande of Rabbits) as he is known by his constituents was first elected to parliament in 2002 and later in 2013 where he recently lost to hon Wamaua. (A former teacher turn contractor).

Left with no option, the former MP resorted to selling wine and spirits in Kenol town where he would distribute to Kabati, Saba Saba, and Kaharati as well as Makuyu.

The competition from well-established sellers forced him to shut down his shop at Kenol town and relocated it to Ciumbu village next to his small hotel and butchery.

Several reliable sources have told K24 that the MP hasn’t been doing well financially and that might have forced him to relocate to his village area where there is no completion.

Sources further said that the former MP had constructed a school for his wife but CORONA couldn’t spare him either. The school was closed.

He further said that the former MP’s love for his people forced him not to construct a house in posh estates in Runda, Karen, and Muthaiga just like his colleagues.

“MP never spent a night in Nairobi as could always spot him at Kenol on his way to his Ciumbu home, “revealed the source.

Sources intimates that, the former MP is fond to low life as in 2007 after he lost the parliamentary seat to former MP Elias Mbau, Wambuku relocated to Mombasa (Saba saba area) and was allegedly employed as a Lorry driver.

It’s reported that Maragua tycoons who weren’t happy with Mbau’s leadership asked him to vie and successfully sponsored his campaign in 2013.

In 2017, the MP wasn’t lucky as he was floored during Jubilee nominations and he was contented with the results.

Several political analysts from the Maragua constituency have hinted to Opera News that Wambuku enjoys huge support in Makuyu, Saba Saba, and Kamahuha environs.

To rescue his political career, Wambuku joined hands with ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi and was appointed as ANC party leader in Murang’a County.

Last year, former Ichagaki MCA Joseph Ndung’u Njogu, still in the Maragua constituency, lamented to the media how he was unable to meet his basic needs.

Mr. Ndung’u said that his woes started in 2017 when he failed to defend his seat, currently held by Charles Mwangi Ng’ang’a popularly known as Ichagaki one.

The MCA is said to have slid into depression and misery and at one point applied for a driver’s job at the County government of Murang’a under Mwangi Wa Iria.

“The only thing I got after five years is a parcel of land and incomplete house in my village, “ he told the media.

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